Pitcher/outfielder Adam Posey did a little bit of everything in helping the Royals to their best season in 12 years. (Photo by Wayne Gehman)

Posey adds another all-region award

Adam Posey (Poquoson, Va./Poquoson) has added one more award to his shelf, being named All-South Region Third Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). EMU’s baseball player was one of just two men honored as a utility player in the region, showing off his versatility as a pitcher, fielder and batter.

Posey started all 39 of the Royals’ games, spending most of his time either in the outfield or as the No. 1 pitcher. He also started a few games at first base. The left-handed batter hit .424 and led the nation with 72 hits during the regular season.

He had team highs with his batting average and hits, as well as a .471 on-base percentage, 41 runs and three triples. Posey added 10 doubles, 23 RBIs, 14 walks and nine stolen bases, also setting an EMU record with 170 at-bats.

A right-handed pitcher, he charted a record of 4-4 with a 4.57 ERA in 65.0 innings. Posey showed pin-point control on the hill, with his 14.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio being second in the nation. He had 56 strikeouts compared to just four walks, and also was third nationally in walks allowed per nine innings at 0.55.

Posey was one of 14 players from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference named to the ABCA’s three all-region teams. Click here to see the full list of honorees from the ABCA.

Earlier this spring, Posey was named All-South Region Second Team by D3baseball.com.

Eastern Mennonite’s baseball men were 20-19 this year, earning their most wins since 2002, when current MLB-player Erik Kratz was a senior.